28 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
at Delhi NSWAI Office
NSWAI Awarded Certificate to School Students for a Green Initiative Project
NSWAI President Dr. Amiya Kumar Sahu and Chairman , Delhi NCR NSWAI Dr. Ajay Pradhan awarded NSWAI Certificate to school students at Delhi NSWAI Office on 28.08.2017 for their green initiative project .
Project name : Project paparazzi
Led by : Yajan Munjal and Soumya khera …students of Class XII at “The SHRI RAM School, Moulsari Avenue , Gurugram.
Project Paperazzi is a Green Initiative Project, a project aimed at protecting environment, recycling and using waste paper.
The project is based on the philosophy of RE- COLLECT, RE CYCLE & RE USE. They have been engaged with it for last one year.
They are collecting old paper, newspapers, rough notebooks, shredded paper from households/ offices, , have done a tie up with an organization Green o Tech at Delhi, who helps them recycle / convert this to notebooks, free of charge if the collection is minimum of 400KG in one lot , and then they distribute these to children in schools who need it the most via a tie up with NGOs.
Progress So far and Proof of concept : So far , they have collected 1380 KG of waste collection and have converted them in 350 notebooks, with nthe help of Green – O tech , and have tie up with an NGO Child reach India to distribute these notebooks to underprivileged children, at 04 Nos of Jaitpur MCD schools . A Proof of concept has been well done and proven. Details are also at the Link : link https://www.facebook.com/projectpaperazzi and at the Green-O-Tech blog http://greenotechindia.com/category/paper-recycling/
The Impact so far of 1380 KG recycling has been :
Carbon Saved : 5065 KG
Electricity: 5658 KW
Water : 41400 litres
Trees : 24 Nos and in addition, Green O Tech planted 14 trees for their green initiatives.
Next Steps and Expansion with help of the school/ corporates : Project Paperazzi is very keen to share this project with other schools, both private, and Govt schools, and seek their support. We think, if the students community and the Schools join us in this drive, we can make it very sustainable and also increase the impact multi fold. . There are fundamentally three aspects we can seek support.
1. RE Collect: Schools anyways encourage newspaper drives. We can have the waste paper drive at the schools. Collection Boxes ( made available by paparazzi) can be placed in the school. We can have the children bring in the waste paper once every fortnight. We can have the pickup planned every month. We can target 400 KG per month to begin with at each location.. . We have thus have some children join us in the Re Collect Drive. We can have two big waste collection boxes in the school..
2. Recycle: As we have already tied up with Green O Tech NGO, for our project. , we can have green- - tech Come every month / very fortnight and collect this waste collection from our locations. ( if we can target 400 KG per month.)., and recycle/ convert this. Some volunteers can join this management and coordination with Green O Tech .
3. RE USE: The Notebooks that would be made of this recycling can be distributed to the MCD schools under privileged schools.
This can give us the impact of our initiatives,. This could be a Huge differentiator as schools , could also then showcase their contribution to the Green Initiative and the COP21 commitment that India has taken.. With Just 400 KG per month for a Year.. which is actually a a very small target.. we could have saved 100 trees… and would have had a matching of ~60 Trees planted by the green o tech. .. I think, we can achieve this very easily and this is very easily scalable,, as newer students keep connecting with us.. The only costs are.. waste collection Boxes/ Bins . Rest is all about the convergence of our initiatives and leveraging of Tie Ups done through Green O tech and childreach India by paparazzi .
regards, project paparazzi team.. Yajan & soumya